Exordia by Seth Dickinson

Staff Pick

In Dickinson's first science-fiction novel since his dazzling Masquerade fantasy series, aliens have uncovered evidence of possible weapons of mass destruction on Earth--and it's the most daring and over-the-top sci-fi book I've encountered in ages. Good beyond words, it's the anti-imperialist, radical pacifist, technicolor mind-blowing lightshow you've been waiting for. It shimmers with explosive insight, like a funhouse mirror leftist lampooning of the Tom Clancy thread of propagandistic spy novels by way of space opera. Or even the wide-screen baroque majesty of Arkardy Martine's Teixcalaan duology meets the hilarity- and despair-inducing violence of Tamsyn Muir's Locked Tomb series.

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781250233011
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Published: Tordotcom - January 23rd, 2024

The Book of Love by Kelly Link

Staff Pick

After over two decades of dominating the short story field, Kelly Link has published her first novel, and it is magnificent--massive, lovely, and decadent, featuring a cast of weird characters I instantly fell in love with: four terrifyingly awkward and realistically cruel teenagers come back from the dead, not entirely sure how they died in the first place, whose experiences play out on the various registers of sad, funny, sad-funny, and funny-sad. There's also small-town Americana, fairy tales, myths, romance, sex, queerness, magic, death, and uncanny modernity; Link has gone from gut-punching short stories to weaving the best kind of long novel, one that thoroughly delights in its wide scope and expansiveness.

 

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$31.00
ISBN: 9780812996586
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Published: Random House - February 13th, 2024

The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

Staff Pick

Ken Liu's epic fantasy quartet is revolutionary in every sense of the word. Each revelatory volume in the series is an unfolding cabinet of mechanical marvels, metaphysical musings, and wonders of plotting--that is, each is a fully realized world, where the fates of empires hinge on daring heists, new inventions, and sometimes ever high stakes cooking contests!

 

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By Ken Liu
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481424288
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - August 9th, 2016

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